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Woods Orchard Cottage (6 + 2 Guests)

The Green, Whimple, East Devon

8 people Allows Pets Family Friendly Pet Friendly (Enclosed Garden) Fishing onsite/nearby Log Burner/Open Fire WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 8
7 nights
£1460 - £2544
Available from a minimum of 2 nights

Overview

  • Sleeps six
  • Three bedrooms, all of which are en suite
  • One family room with one king and two singles; one king; one flexible twin/king
  • One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor
  • Two bathrooms, one shower room (all en suite)
  • Suitable for children and baby (cot, highchair and stairgate available on request)
  • Up to two behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge*)
  • Private rear garden and terrace with Weber barbecue and outdoor furniture
  • Additional sun terrace on the lawn
  • Business services
  • Secure bicycle storage/boat store
  • Dog shower utility room
  • Hot tubs can be arranged through Hot Tub Hire
  • Catering can be arranged
  • Bicycle rental available
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Ample onsite parking
  • Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco can deliver groceries
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

Property layout

  • Ground floor
    Sitting room with a wood-burning stove, large TV and comfy sofas.
    A well equipped open plan kitchen with dining area seating six.
    There is a separate utility room off the hallway with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
    Twin bedroom with 3' zip and link beds which can be converted to a 6' super king on request.
    Shower and wc.
  • First floor
    Family suite with a 5’ king size bed and an adjoining annexe with twin 3' beds suitable for children, plus an en suite bath and separate shower.
    Double bedroom with 5’ king size bed and en suite bath with shower.

Equipment

  • Central heating, wood burning stove in the sitting room
  • Induction hob and electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee machine
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Three Smart TVs with Freeview
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Barbecue

Kick back and relax at Woods Orchard Cottage. This charming 16th century cottage will be ready to take bookings from 1st August 2021. The holiday cottage is currently undergoing extensive internal and external refurbishment which is being completed to the highest standard by local craftsman. We will bring you updates and images as the work progresses!

Undeniably a tasteful English country cottage, Woods Orchard Cottage provides comfortable and relaxing accommodation for up to eight at any time of the year. There is ample parking and short and midweek breaks on tap, with a minimum stay of 2 nights.

There’s plenty of room to relax in the sitting area which has a wood burner and comfy sofas to sink into at the end of a day of exploring. It adjoins the open plan fully equipped kitchen diner.

Woods Orchard Cottage sleeps up to eight guests in three luxurious en suite bedrooms. The ground floor bedroom has twin beds that can be zip-and-linked together as a double bed and has a spacious shower room. Upstairs the family suite has a 5' bed and an adjoining annexe with twin beds, suitable for children. The second upstairs bedroom has a 5’ king size bed. Both first floor bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with separate showers.

If you have little ones in tow, Woods Orchard Cottage can provide a cot, highchair and stair gate so that you can travel lighter. Woods Orchard Cottage has been designed with your privacy in mind, although the kind and friendly owners are on hand if required to help you make the very best of your holiday. Woods Orchard Cottage is set on a very quiet lane, with half an acre of garden with barbecue and outdoor furniture. It is perfectly set up for a family friendly break.

Aptly named, Woods Orchard Cottage is located in the historic market village of Whimple which is surrounded by orchards of cider apples. In its heyday, Whimple boasted the largest cyder apple orchards in the world. Woods Orchard Cottage overlooks the orchards and abundant birdlife can be spotted including longtail and blue tits, gold finches, chaffinches, fieldfares and even kingfishers. Whimple has two public houses and a village shop/post office and is three miles from Ottery St Mary which enjoys a superb selection of local shops, including a Sainsbury’s.

Whimple is centred on the largely 19th century village square and rebuilt Norman church. Through the square runs a small stream which is one of many local tributaries of the river Clyst, which in turn feeds into the river Exe. Whimple railway station is on the main London Waterloo to Penzance line, which lies 10 minutes walk from the property, though we can arrange for you or your luggage to be picked up if this would be convenient.

Places to visit in this part of Devon include the nearest beach at Sidmouth, just 10 miles away, and the beaches at Budleigh, Salterton, Beer, Branscombe and Exmouth are all within easy reach. Enjoy the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Seaton’s tramway along the wildlife-rich Axe estuary to Charmouth, great for fossil enthusiasts.

Alternatively head for the antiques shops of Honiton, the Cathedral City of Exeter and east Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many attractions in the area, with fine National Trust houses, gardens, castles, adventure parks, farms and steam railways to explore.

Woods Orchard Cottage is perfect if it’s a dog-friendly holiday you’re looking for. With country strolls from the doorstep, your canine pals can also roam free and romp with glee on some of the best walks on the lovely South West Coast Path, the trails at Haldon Forest Park as well as plenty of nature reserves and dog friendly beaches. The Thirsty Farmer and New Fountain Inn in Whimple both welcome dogs too!

LOCAL INFORMATION

Whimple is a small, unspoilt village in East Devon, famed for its cider orchards. It has a thriving village community with a shop in the village square (4 minute walk) which is open daily and has which has essentials, newspapers, coffees and cakes. There are two great dog-friendly family pubs a short walk away. The Thirsty Farmer and the New Fountain Inn.
There is a village church and there is often live music in the village.
Whimple is a historic village, and there are many interesting buildings including a History Centre which is open in the summer.
Whimple is ideally located for quick and easy access to both coast and countryside, including Sidmouth, Exmouth, Branscombe and Dartmoor National Park. Whimple railway station provides a direct rail connection to London Waterloo and to the historic city of Exeter, 10 miles away.

FOOD AND DRINK

PUBS

The Thirsty Farmer pub, a 6 minute walk away (0.3 miles), is set at the heart of Whimple. This traditional village pub is full of rustic charm, and provides fine cask ales, the warmest of welcomes and those home made traditional pub favourites we come to expect from our village inns. It is dog friendly and has a beer garden and children's play area.
New Fountain Inn, Whimple is a 5 minute walk (0.3 miles) The New Fountain Inn is particularly popular on Old Twelvey Night, when people come from miles around for the annual Whimple Wassail, which begins at the New Fountain Inn with the first rendition of the wassail song. Cosy traditional pub offering beloved pub classics that can be enjoyed in either bar area. A decked outside eating area provides a quiet, sunny spot for relaxed drinks and al fresco dining.
Jack in the Green in Rockbeare (2.3 miles, 7 minutes’ drive). With two AA Rosettes and numerous accolades from independent critics as one of the best restaurants in Exeter. Winning the Taste of the West awards in 2009, and serving their ‘taste of Devon’ speciality menu you can sample pork reared at nearby Kenniford farm and the restaurant’s own air-dried Coppa ham.
The Talaton Inn, Talaton (2.6 miles, 8 minutes’ drive).
The Night Jar Inn, Village Way, Aylesbeare (4.6 miles, 14 minutes’ drive).
The Halfway Inn, Aylesbeare (5.8 miles, 13 minutes’ drive).
Six Bells Inn, Payhembury (5 miles, 15 minutes’ drive).
The Volunteer Inn, Ottery St Mary (5.6 miles, 15 minutes’ drive).
The London Inn, Ottery St Mary (5.7 miles, 16 minutes’ drive).
The Lamb and Flag, Ottery St Mary (5.7 miles, 16 minutes’ drive).
The Rusty Pig, Ottery St Mary (5.7 miles, 16 minutes’ drive).
The Golden Lion in Tipton Saint John (6.4 mile, 16 minutes’ drive). Run by French chef Frankie and his wife this is relaxing pub providing a varied menu. Dine in the restaurant in the evening or take a walk along the river Otter into Tipton to enjoy a pint of Otter Ale outside in the pretty garden. A varied lunch menu is always available, from a very tasty steak frites to a selection of local cheeses and chutneys on a ploughman board.The Greyhound Country Inn (2.3 miles, 6 minutes’ drive).
The Otter Inn in Weston (8 miles, 16 minutes’ drive). This pub has a lovely garden next to the River Otter, where the kids can paddle and look at the ducks. The food is good pub food. It's best to book in advance.
The Five Bells Inn, Clyst Hydon (5.5 miles, 16 minutes’ drive), is a 16th century Inn serving traditional lunch and dinner in a cosy atmosphere.
The Railway Inn, Honiton (10 miles, 17 minutes' drive) which has won Best Freehouse in the South West in the Great British Pub Awards. A busy, friendly, neighbourhood gastropub (Michelin recommended ) on Queen street in Honiton, close the centre and the Train Station.
The Holt, Honiton (9.5 miles, 15 minutes' drive) previous winner of the Taste of the West Gastro Pub in the South West as well as Devon. Everything from the home smoked prawns to a delicious fresh malt ice cream is produced under the watchful eye of Head Chef Angus McCaig.Deer Park Hotel, Buckerell village (10 miles, 19 minutes’ drive).
Combe House in Gittisham (8.5 miles, 19 minutes’ drive). A grand Gothic mansion, this is the place for adults to go for a special night out. Locally sourced food, beautifully cooked.
The Digger’s Rest, Woodbury Salterton (8.5 miles, 19 minutes’ drive). Enjoy local ales and freshly produced meals from seasonal and local produce, all served to a very high standard in a very cosy setting.
The Bridge Inn, Topsham (10 miles, 20 minutes’ drive). Now in it’s fourth generation of the same family, this pub specialises in real ale, with up to ten being available at any one time. Local cider comes from a mile away and robust wines from not much further. Simple food is served at lunchtime.

ICE CREAMS/CREAM TEAS

Time for an ice cream? You will find an award-winning range of farmhouse ice creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts for sale at Otter Valley Dairy, Aplins Farm, Monkton (12 miles) and Honiton Dairy on Honiton’s High Street.
The Old Bakery (National Trust) in Branscombe (16 miles) – Enjoy a home cooked lunch or a cream tea in the last traditional bakery to be used in Devon.

ORGANIC PRODUCE

Joshua’s Harvest Store, Ottery St Mary (6 miles), is a specialist whole food and gift store.
Darts Farm, Topsham (9 miles), has an on-site master butcher, fishmonger, baker, deli, cider maker and restaurant. They also have a compilation of specialist retailers, such as Cotswold Outdoor as well small independent boutiques.

SUPERMARKETS/SHOPS

The major supermarkets all deliver to Whimple.
A superb selection of shops can also be found nearby in Ottery St Mary (5.5 miles), including a Sainsbury’s supermarket plus many independent stores selling everything from meat, fish and wine to DIY supplies.
​There is a Waitrose at Sidmouth (EX10 9GA – 9 miles) and a Lidl (EX10 9UU – 10 miles).
Exeter has a Sainsbury’s (EX1 3PF - 7 miles) and Tesco (EX2 7EZ – 8 miles).
Honiton has a Tesco (EX14 8XD – 9.5 miles).

COASTAL VILLAGES & TOWNS

SIDMOUTH lovely seaside town (11 miles). The Sidmouth Folk Festival each August is one of the biggest in Europe.

EXMOUTH (13 miles) is one of England’s oldest holiday resorts with a 2 mile long sandy beach and Promenade. Stuart Line operate cruises from Exmouth Marina along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON (13 miles) lies at the foot of the Otter Valley where the River Otter flows into the sea and has a 2 mile long pebble beach. Otterton Mill (6.7 miles) is an an award-winning historic working watermill nearby.

BRANSCOMBE (16 miles), is one of Britain’s most picturesque villages, with miles of tranquil walking through woodland, farmland and beach.

BEER (16.5 miles) is a picture-postcard village with a shingle beach. Attractions include Pecorama, a lovely day out for all railway enthusiasts, and Beer Quarry Caves.

SEATON seaside town (18 miles). Attractions include Seaton Tramway and the Seaton Labyrinth.

AXMOUTH (20 miles) has a beautiful busy harbour with many moorings.

LYME REGIS (20.4 miles) attractions include the Museums, Historic Cobb and Harbour and Fossil Hunting.

COUNTRYSIDE VILLAGES, TOWNS & CITIES

OTTERY ST MARY (5.5 miles), birthplace of the romantic poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 – 1834, is one of the oldest and most historic towns in East Devon.

TOPSHAM (9.5 miles) attractions include the Topsham to Turf Ferry and Topsham Museum. Topsham boasts quaint narrow streets, old cottages, tea rooms, specialist antique shops and some stunning views over the River Exe.

EXETER (10 miles) is a lively city with a magnificent Cathedral, Castle, historic quayside area with artisan shops and cafes including Mol’s Coffee House. There are guided tours of the maze of the city’s Underground Passages and a wealth of bars, shops and restaurants. Other attractions include St Nicholas’ Priory and the Royal Albert Museum & Art Gallery. There are also some fabulous walks along the banks of the river, including one from Exeter to the coast at Exmouth.

HONITON (10 miles) historic town earned a world famous reputation for lace making. Now a major centre for the antiques trade, there are over 30 shops devoted to furniture, art and second hand books. There are events throughout the year in Honiton.

OTTERTON (12 miles) is a picture postcard village with white-washed thatched cottages is right at the heart of the Otter Estuary Nature Reserve. Visit Otterton Mill for its works of art, West Country crafts, working water mill and highly acclaimed restaurant.

COLYTON (18 miles) is a historic medieval town. The Seaton Tramway runs to Colyton and the quarterly Country Market is now established as one of the biggest outdoor local food markets in the South West.

AXMINSTER (20 miles) is very much linked to the carpet industry. The celebrity chef and TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has converted an old inn of the town into the River Cottage Deli and Canteen.

WALKS/NATURE RESERVES/COUNTRY PARKS

Escot Country Park, Ottery St Mary (3.7 miles) is a fabulous wildlife visitor attraction for the whole family with woodland fun, mazes, birds of prey and otters.

RSPB Aylesbeare Common (6.4 miles), west of Venn Ottery village, is the RSPB part of the Venn Ottery Nature Reserve owned by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It is part of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, a nationally important lowland heath area and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

You can take a walk along the banks of the River Otter. The river flows south-westerly, passing through villages and towns including Honiton and Ottery St Mary before reaching the sea at Budleigh Salterton. Large stretches of the river are of environmental importance. The estuary is a nature reserve managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust. It’s a special site of scientific interest (SSSI). Due to conservation efforts over recent year, Otters can once again occasionally be spotted in the river.

East Hill Strips (Woodland walks) – Travel by car to the centre of Ottery St Mary (5.5 miles) and take the 2nd exit out of the square along Yonder Street for about two miles as the road winds up a steep hill. Upon reaching the top take the sign post right to East Hill Strips. At the end of this tree lined road is a car park where you can first take in the stunning view over the valley, and then walk through the woods as far a Beacon Hill which looks out to the coast line at Sidmouth.

The historic quayside in Exeter (10 miles) is a ten-minute walk from the Cathedral and is the ideal place to try an irresistible Devon cream tea. Take a leisurely stroll along the river Exe, or for a longer walk head to the Double Locks pub for lunch. Exeter shipping canal is one of the oldest in the country, and the Double Locks are the longest, housing two ships at a time. There are also plenty of other activities to get involved in, from rafting or hiring a pedalo, to canoeing or cycling from this very point.

Otter Estuary Nature Reserve, Budleigh Salterton (13 miles).

The Exmouth Local Nature Reserve, Exmouth (14 miles) is one of the biggest in England and is visited by thousands of migratory wildfowl and birds during the winter months.

The South West Coast Path from Exmouth to Lyme Regis gives walkers on clear bright days some of the most stunning views in England. The South West Coast Path passes through Devon’s Jurassic Coast and you are able to pick this up at most of the beaches along the East Coast in either direction. Each of the long distance walks can be done in shorter sections, and are well served by public transport links. The path also passes through the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many walks to enjoy around Sidmouth (11 miles away) including a walk from Sidmouth to Seaton. From Budleigh Salterton (13 miles), the coastal path will take you up and over to Exmouth, and the Geoneedle which marks the start of the World Heritage Site. At this point the rocks are of the Triassic period, being some 250 million years old. Other walks include a walk from Seaton to Beer, Beer to Branscombe Mouth, taking in the Hooken Undercliff (between Beer and Branscombe), and through Branscombe (16 miles away).

Haldon Forest, Bullers Hill, Kennford (16 miles) have great walking and cycling trails, as well as a Go Ape! Tree Top Adventure.

The Blackdown Hills nearby form a tranquil, beautiful, and relatively isolated landscape on the Devon and Somerset border. Steep ridges, high plateaux, valleys and springs create a stunning mosaic of countryside dotted with farms, villages and ancient features.

Seaton Marshes Nature Reserve stretches from the estuary at Axmouth to the village of Colyford (approximately 18 miles) – There are 3 Local Nature Reserves: Seaton Marshes, Colyford Common and Black Hole Marsh.

A thirty minute drive will take you to the high moorland of Dartmoor National Park. From here there are various walking trails with spectacular views over to the coast. Explore ancients ruins, climb to the top of Hay Tor and walk amongst the wild moorland ponies. There are excellent things to do on Dartmoor – Fingle Bridge, Postbridge, Ashburton and Oakhampton are all great places to start various circular walks.

ACTIVITIES

Fossil hunting from Lyme Regis (24 miles) and Charmouth beaches.

Land Rover Experience West Country, Wessington Farm, Awliscombe, Honiton (8.8 miles). Off-road 4X4 driving and quad biking on a 140 acre site.

Skirmish Paintball & Laser Games, Exeter (10 miles). 120 acres, 18 theme arenas, all ages and group sizes welcome.

Quad World, Exeter (7 miles). Various size quad bikes suitable for all ages and experience.

WATER SPORTS

Jurassic Coast Diving, Exmouth (13 miles) offer diving and snorkelling lessons for 8+ years.

Exe Wake in Exmouth (13 miles) is Devon’s leading centre for wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Edge Water Sports in Exmouth (13 miles) offer kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, power kites and kayaking lessons and equipment to hire or buy.

Sailing with Sailexmouth from Exmouth (13 miles).

Canoe & Kayak hire from Saddles & Paddles at Exeter Quay (10 miles).

BOAT TRIPS

Stuart Line Cruises operate boat trips throughout the year from Exmouth and Sidmouth in summer and bird watching trips along the Exe Estuary in winter. Take the Topsham to Turf Ferry and stop for some lunch at the Turf Inn while you’re there.

CYCLING

You can take cycle one of the many routes through and around Exeter. Parking at the Quay in Exeter (20 miles) will allow you to join the Exe Estuary trail linking Exeter to the coast at Dawlish and Exmouth. Bikes can also be hired here from Saddles and Paddles along the quayside.

Haldon Forest Park (16 miles), near Exeter, has purpose built trails for all cycling abilities.

HORSE RIDING

If you would like to take a hack or riding lesson, there are a number of very good riding schools nearby.

Hitts Barton Eqestrian, Whimple (2 miles) offer lessons and hacks. Indorr and outdoor arenas. Good friendly atmosphere.

For a hack up over Woodbury Common with views down to the sea, visit the stables at Budleigh Salterton Riding School (12 miles).

Join a hack from Sidmouth Riding, Sidmouth EX10 0NP (8.5 miles) and climb the steep hill up to the woods at East Hill for a spectacular view over the Otter Valley and the coastline at Sidmouth.

Devenish Pitt near Honiton (11.5 miles) offers hacks through the local countryside and pretty villages nearby.

Heatherways Stables, Budleigh Salterton (12 miles) offer lessons for all ages and hacking on Woodbury Common.

There are also a number of stables dotted throughout Dartmoor with Eastlake Stables at Oakhampton and Shilstone Rock at Widecombe-on-the-Moor being just two to offer both group and individual riding at all levels.

FISHING

Squabmoor Reservoir, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7AR (11.5 miles) offer coarse fishing for carp, bream, tench, bream, roach, rudd, crucian carp, els. Open all year 24 hours a day.

Mackerel fishing trips run regularly in the summer months from Beer beach (16.5 miles). From here you can also hire your own boat to explore the bay.

UUpham Farm Fishing, Exeter EX5 2JA (7 miles) is a coarse fishery with six well stocked spring fed ponds and an excellent national reputation for providing superb carp and tench fishing.

GOLF

Woodbury Park Golf & Leisure Club (8 miles).

Honiton Golf Club, Honiton (12 miles).

East Devon Golf Club is situated on the cliff top above Budleigh Salterton (13.5 miles).

Sidmouth Golf Club, Cotmaton Road, Sidmouth (11 miles).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Crealy Adventure Park, Sidmouth Road, Exeter (8.4 miles) – Roller coasters, drop slides and water flumes plus lots more.

The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth (12 miles). This charity has been providing a home to rescued donkeys from around the world for forty years. Entry is free, and with a lovely café and gift shop it is well worth a visit. This charity does, however, rely on your donations to carry on its good work. This is a holiday with a difference – a chance for you to have close contact with the donkeys in glorious settings – you can groom, cuddle or just sit and watch the donkeys.

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth (11.5 miles).

World of Country Life, West Down Lane, Exmouth (13.5 miles). An all-weather family attraction including facilities such as playgrounds, trampolines and restaurant.

Loughwood Meeting House (National Trust), Dalwood (17 miles).

The Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton (18 miles), Colyford and Colyton in East Devon’s glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life. You could plan your day by starting at Colyton Station (20 miles) and taking the tram to Seaton for a seaside lunch, then back to Colyton where you can board ‘The Wandering Wagon’, a horse drawn carriage which will take you around the pretty town of Colyton. You may want to stop off for a cream tea!

The Miniature Pony Centre, Newton Abbot (31 miles) is set over 20 acres within the Dartmoor National Park, with miniature Shetlands, Mediterranean Donkeys, other animals and a daily programme of activities, plus indoor and outdoor play areas, this is another one for the whole family.

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

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Killerton House and Gardens (National Trust), Broadclyst, Exeter (7.3 miles).

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton (10.5 miles) includes historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway train ride, nature trail, maze, mini golf, indoor and outdoor children’s play complexes, restaurant and shop.

Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter (14.5 miles).

Burrow Farm Gardens, Dalwood (15.4 miles).

A La Ronde 18th-century house (National Trust), Summer Lane, Exmouth (11.5 miles).

Shute Barton (National Trust), Shute, Axminster (17 miles).

Forde Abbey and Gardens, Chard, Somerset (27 miles).

Castle Drogo (National Trust), Drewsteignton (29 miles).

Okehampton Castle (English Heritage), Okehampton (43 miles).

EVENTS

JANUARY

Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (7.3 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (13.5 miles).

MARCH

Stick Man Trail, Haldon Forest, Kennford (16 miles).

APRIL

Family Fun at Crealy Adventure Park (8.5 miles).
Easter Weekend at The World of Country Life, Exmouth (13.5 miles). Minions, egg trail, crafts and more.
Cadbury Egg Hunt, Killerton (National Trust), Broadclyst, Exeter (7.3 miles).
Cadbury Egg Hunt, A La Ronde (National Trust), Summer Lane, Exmouth (11.5 miles).
Easter events at Powderham Castle, Kenton (14.5 miles).
Easter Weekend at Bicton Botanical Gardens, East Budleigh Salterton (10.5 miles).
Easter Family Fun Day, Haldon Forest, Kennford (16 miles).
Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival, Powderham Castle, Kenton (14.5 miles).
Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Exeter (10 miles).

MAY

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink, Exeter (10 miles).
Donkey Week at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (12 miles).
Honiton Music Festival, Honiton (10 miles).
Devon County Show, Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary (6.6 miles).
Pirate Week, The World of Country Life, Exmouth (13.5 miles).
Wonderland, Powderham Castle, Kenton (14.5 miles).

JUNE

Pirate Week, The World of Country Life, Exmouth (13.5 miles).
Wonderland, Powderham Castle, Kenton (14.5 miles).
Axe Vale Festival, The Showground, Woodmead Road, Axminster (20 miles).

JULY

Let’s Rock Exeter, Powderham Castle (14.5 miles).
Exeter Craft Festival, Cathedral Green, Exeter (10 miles).
Budleigh Music Festival, Budleigh Salterton (13 miles).
Lammas Fair Parade, Exeter (10 miles).

AUGUST

Sidmouth Folk Week, Sidmouth (11 miles).
The Honiton Agricultural Show, Honiton (10 miles).
Beer Regatta, Beer (16.5 miles). A week packed with different events to suit all ages. From scavenger hunts and children’s fun to fireworks and late night dances.
Big Screen in the Park, Northernhay Gardens, Exeter (10 miles).
Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park (3.7 miles).
Deep Water Solo Climbing Competition, Exeter Quayside (10 miles).
Sidmouth Regatta, Sidmouth (11 miles).
Seaton Carnival Week, Seaton (18 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Seaton Carnival Week and Illuminated Carnival Procession (September 3), Seaton (18 miles).
Heritage Open Days, various venues, Exeter (10 miles).
Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (10 miles).
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, Budleigh Salterton (13 miles).
Colyford Goose Fair, Colyford (18 miles).

OCTOBER

Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter (10 miles).
Sidmouth Science Festival, Sidmouth (11 miles).
Honiton Carnival, Honiton (10 miles).
Half Term Halloween Spooktacular! The World of Country Life, Exmouth (13.5 miles).
Halloween Tram of Terror, Seaton Tramway, Seaton (18 miles).

NOVEMBER

Powderham Michaelmas Fair, Powderham Castle (14.5 miles). Early Christmas shopping inside Powderham Castle.
Famous Flaming Tar Barrels, Ottery St Mary (5.5 miles).
Round Table Charity Fireworks Display, Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary (6.6 miles). This spectacular event has grown to become the biggest fireworks display in Exeter.
Exeter – Princesshay Christmas Lights Switch-On, Exeter (10 miles). 4pm – 8pm. Fun and music for all the family at the start of the festive season.
Winter Wonders Shopping Fair, Exmouth Pavilion (10 miles).
Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (7.3 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Exeter Christmas Market, The Cathedral Green, Exeter (10 miles).
Christmas Shopping Fayre, Westpoint Exeter, Clyst St Mary (6.6 miles).
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (13.5 miles).
Exeter Christmas Markets in Castle Street, Exeter (10 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market in Fore Street, Exeter (10 miles).
Exeter Inside Outside Christmas Market, Exeter Quayside (10 miles).
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary (5.5 miles).
Christmas Fair, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (12 miles). 10:00am to 4:00pm.

DECEMBER

Christmas at Killerton, Killerton House (7.3 miles). Brothers Grimm themed programme of festive events.
Stuart Line Cruises : Festive Special Trips, Exmouth (13 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market in Fore Street, Exeter (10 miles).
Exeter Christmas Markets in Castle Street, Exeter (10 miles).
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Otter Nurseries, Ottery St Mary (5.5 miles).
Exeter Christmas Market, The Cathedral Green, Exeter (10 miles).
The Polar Express Tram Ride, Seaton Tramway, Seaton (18 miles).
Visit Santa at Crealy Adventure Park (8.5 miles).
Candlelight Carol Service, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth (12 miles). Annual Candlelight evening and carol service at 3:30pm.
Santa events at Bicton Park (10.5 miles).

Things you need to know about Woods Orchard Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Two well behaved dogs allowed to be kept to the downstairs living areas please
  • Please advise us on your dog's breed - one pet is £25/stay, two pets is £35/stay
  • Sorry, not suitable for stag parties or hen parties
  • If any of your party suffers with allergies, we can arrange anti allergy bedding prior to your stay
  • Minimum stay 2 nights all year, except 1 June to 3 September 2021 and at Christmas and New Year
  • There is a refundable security deposit of £250
  • We do ask that, in consideration of neighbouring properties, noise outside is kept to a minimum between the hours of 10.30 and 7am.
  • Cots, high chairs, stair gates and fire guards are available (please bring your own cot bedding)
  • Early check-in at 1pm (usual time 4pm) is £30, late check-out 1pm (usual time 10am) is £30, early check-in and a late check-out is £50
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    Naturally isolated.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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